HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, planted a tree in McCrea Square to commemorate the merger of the two Colleges.
HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, made her second visit as Chancellor of the University of London.
She arrived in a red helicopter and toured the grounds meeting school children along the way.
HRH The Princess Royal visited Royal Holloway to open the new residential complex, Runnymede Hall, and to also view an exhibition entitled ‘Holloway in the 1990’s’.
Right- Biological Sciences Head of Department Professor John Bowyer explained the department’s research interests to Princess Anne.
HRH The Princess Royal returned to Royal Holloway to open the new Bedford Library.
She toured the library’s modern resources and met staff, including Director of Information Services David Sweeney (pictured left) and Principal Professor Norman Gowar (right).
HRH the Princess Royal visited Bedford College as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the institution.
Honorary Degrees of the University of London were conferred by the Princess Royal on the Hon Mrs Justice Arden DBE, Professor Susan Greenfield, Professor Pat Easterling and Dame Pauline Neville-Jones at the College’s Graduation Ceremony.
The Princess Royal praised the sesquicentenary year as one of celebration not only of the achievements of Bedford College but also of women in general.